The Ministry of Education’s Religious Studies Speech Competition took place at Court #2 on Nov. 15. Education Officer Sandy Edwards was the moderator, and she gave the contestants and the audience guidelines pertaining to the competition. The topic was: “I Know Who I Am.” The first speech was given by …
The 23rd Annual Missions Conference at New Life Bible Church on Man-O-War Cay was held May 13-17. The theme this year was “Make Me a Witness.” Different missionaries were invited to share their ministries and how God is working in their lives. Ron Hamme, first pastor of New Life Bible Church, and his wife Denise have been missionaries in Guyana, Haiti and for the past 15 years have been working in Thailand.
As part of its Religious Studies Month, the Department of Education’s Religious Studies Unit held a Religious Knowledge Competition on Nov.14.
Fifth grade students at Central Abaco Primary School (CAPS) participated in a Social Studies project called “Established Religions in The Bahamas.” As part of the project, Eleanor Hield, Grade 5 Level Coordinator, instructed them to design a model of the church they attended and to submit a written report of the church they selected.
The Anglican Church Women (A.C.W.) of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church organized their first Thanksgiving Luncheon on November 22. Patrons were served honey glazed ham, roasted turkey, lobster or herb stuffing, vegetable medley, candied yams and pumpkin pie at a cost of $10 per dinner.
Shortly after the start of the 2012 school year, members of the Gideon’s Group on Abaco began distributing Bibles to Grade 5 students on the island. According to President Augustine Williams, they have distributed Bibles to all schools in the north except Green Turtle Cay. They are now distributing Bibles in Central Abaco, and then they will wrap up the year by going to the schools in South Abaco.
Three members of Victory Tabernacle Ministry were recently honoured during a service on August 19. According to Pastor Alphonso B. Lewis, senior pastor, the honourees were Deacon David Rolle, Sister Catherine Davis and Evangelist Marjorie McDonald; they were chosen for their outstanding contributions as founding members of the church. Pastor Lewis said that before the first meeting was held to establish Victory Tabernacle, Rolle, Davis and McDonald were already a part of it. Currently, there are 60 plus members at Victory Tabernacle.
Through a partnership with Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel and Newton Baptist Church, which is based in Alabama, a Vacation Bible School was held from July 16-20 at Grace Gym. The VBS took on an Incrediworld Amazement Park theme where children experienced “a thrill ride through God’s Creation.” Kerry Brackett and Alyssa Johnson of Newton Baptist Church’s mission team were among 18 other members, and they expressed that it is their first time coming to The Bahamas. Although the Newton mission team planned to depart on July 19, members from Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel continued the VBS until that Friday.
The Anglican Church’s tenth annual fair was held on June 30 in front of the Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour. The fair weather over Marsh Harbour that day allowed people to patronize the event that had attractions for all age groups. The attendance was not as high as in previous …